The "Apollo" of aeronautics : NASA's Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program, 1973-1987 (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The "Apollo" of aeronautics : NASA's Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program, 1973-1987

Author: Mark D Bowles; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Aeronautics and Space Administration : United States Government Printing Office, 2010.
Series: NASA SP (Series), 574.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fuel crisis of the 1970s threatened not only the airline industry but also the future of American prosperity itself. It also served as the genesis of technological ingenuity and innovation from a group of scientists and engineers at NASA, who initiated planning exercises to explore new fuel-saving technologies. What emerged was a series of technologically daring aeronautical programs with the potential to reduce  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
CD-ROMs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bowles, Mark D.
"Apollo" of aeronautics.
(OCoLC)709776836
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Bowles; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
ISBN: 9780160842955 0160842956
OCLC Number: 465190382
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2010-0307-P.
Description: xxiv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Oil as a weapon --
Threads and sails at Langley --
Old and new engines at Lewis --
Aeronautics wars at NASA --
Advanced turboprops and laminar flow --
Epilogue: From shock to trance.
Series Title: NASA SP (Series), 574.
Other Titles: NASA's Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program, 1973-1987
Responsibility: Mark D. Bowles.

Abstract:

The fuel crisis of the 1970s threatened not only the airline industry but also the future of American prosperity itself. It also served as the genesis of technological ingenuity and innovation from a group of scientists and engineers at NASA, who initiated planning exercises to explore new fuel-saving technologies. What emerged was a series of technologically daring aeronautical programs with the potential to reduce by an astonishing 50 percent the amount of fuel used by the nation's commercial and military aircraft.-publisher description.

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